All of the advantages found in copper as a metal have been capitalized to the utmost in the manufacture of NIBCO® Fittings. Because of the accuracy of construction and design, copper plumbing is more efficient and less expensive.
NIBCO manufactures nine general types of fittings: Wrot Pressure; Cast Pressure; Wrot Drainage; Cast Drainage; Flanges; Flared Tube; Threaded Bronze; Insert Fittings for PEX; Barbed Insert Fittings for Polybutylene. Each has its particular place and use and each offers its own advantages when used for the proper service requirement.
Material & Construction — NIBCO® Fittings are made from the highest quality raw materials — Cast Fittings are offered in traditional copper alloys C83600, and C84400 and high quality lead-free* dezincification-resistant (DZR) silicon brass alloy C87850 per ASTM Specification B584. Wrot Copper Fittings are made from commercially pure copper mill products already meeting current leadfree* requirements per ASTM Specifications B75 Alloy C12200. *Lead Free refers to the wetted surface of pipe, fittings and fixtures in potable water systems that have a weighted average lead content 0.25%. Source: California Health & Safety Code (116875); Vermont Act 193.
NIBCO Fittings are produced to meet the requirements of applicable standards. The majority of NIBCO® brand wrot and cast fittings are manufactured in the U.S.A. and Mexico*. The manufacturing plants at Stuarts Draft, VA, Nacogdoches, TX and Reynosa, Mexico are registered to ISO 9001 quality standards.